Wild Things Week in NYC

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If you haven't been in early hibernation, you know that Maurice Sendak's beloved book, Where the Wild Things Are is hitting the big screen. In anticipation of the event, NYC is celebrating Sendak with an host to events:

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Where the Wild Things Are: Original Drawings by Maurice Sendak
Tues., Oct. 6 – Sun., Nov. 1
Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue
View rarely-seen artwork from the book’s author, Maurice Sendak, including his earliest drafts, a pencil drawing for the cover illustration, and a preliminary sketch not incorporated into the final published version. This special exhibition honors the literary work of the cherished author and illustrator.

Spike Jonze: The First 80 Years 
Thurs., Oct. 8 – Sun., Oct. 18
Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street
This film exhibition highlights Jonze’s contributions to cinema as a director, producer, cinematographer, writer, actor, choreographer, and sometimes stuntman. Several of the filmmaker’s fiction features, music videos, skate videos, commercials and shorts will be screened.

Where the Wild Things Are Celebrity Reading 
Tues., Oct. 13, 4 PM
New York Public Library, 455 Fifth Avenue
Max Records, Catherine Keener, and Forest Whitaker from the film will read Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book aloud to children of all ages at the South Court Auditorium in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

New York City Premiere of “Where the Wild Things Are” 
Tues., Oct. 13, 7 PM
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
Welcome the cast and crew of “Where the Wild Things Are” starring Max Records, Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, James Gandolfini, Catherine O’Hara and Forest Whitaker.

National release of “Where the Wild Things Are” 
Fri., Oct. 16
Theaters nationwide
In the big-screen debut of “Where the Wild Things Are,” innovative director Spike Jonze collaborates with celebrated author Maurice Sendak to bring to life the classic storybook about childhood and the places we go to figure out the world we live in.

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